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Chris Rench

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Sculptor Chris Rench
Chris Rench

About Chris Rench

Chris Rench. Born in Elgin IL. in 1967. Self taught industrial engineer and product designer in the sporting goods industry, C.J. designed technical products and was awarded multiple patents for his innovative products. He began, designing, sculpting and fabricating metal sculpture full-time in 2005, working mainly with large-scale abstract design that reveals his dimensionality. His work, primarily in stainless and mild steel is very diverse ranging from small tabletop hand- painted sculpture to monumental public installations. His extensive international travels as a result of his design work and entrepreneurial spirit have had a meaningful impact on his art. He has participated in various public exhibitions and has his sculptured work at several galleries in the North West. His works include many large- scale commission works for public and personal collectors throughout the Pacific-Northwest.

Exhibition History of Chris Rench

Exhibits
Roz Gallery, White Salmon, WA | 2005-2006
Westwind Gallery, The Dalles Hood River, OR | 2006-2007
Westwind Gallery, Hood River OR | 2006-2007
Cathedral Ridge Winery, Hood River, OR| 2007- current
DIG Garden shop gallery, The Pearl district Portland OR | 2006- current
Dragon Fire, Cannon Beach, OR | 2007- current
Kebanu Gallery, Bend OR | June 08 – Feb 09
OPUS6IX Gallery, Eugene, OR | July 08 – Feb 2010
Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River, OR | August 2008
** Jury Winner best of show award.
Columbia Center of the Arts | On going
Desert Art Collection Palm Desert CA. / On going

Juried Installations
Gallery With out Walls, Lake Oswego, OR 2007-2009
Willow, Walla Walla, WA Oct – Nov 08
Gresham Center for the Arts, Gresham OR Oct – Nov 08
Cannon Beach Sculpture without walls April- April 09-10
Peace Arch Park Olympic year International Exhibit May / May 09-10
28th Annual Visual Arts showcase, Beaverton OR. February -10
Beaverton Art Commission Installation, Beaverton OR. May 2010-2011
Juried through CAFΙ’ online awarded both commissions.
Art in Public places Stamford CT. invitational show June 2011-Oct
6 large scale works shipped across the country, invitational show
BOSI exhibit Irvine Valley College CA. June 2010 – 2012 June 2011- 2012
Napa Art Walk, Napa California down town exhibit Oct. 2011-2013
Art on the Streets, Colorado Springs CO. June 2012-2013
Art on Parade, Northglenn CO. June 2012-2013
El Paseo Invitational Exhibition, City of Palm Desert CA. Oct 2012- 2014
Sun Valley Fine arts Festival, Sun Valley ID. Aug 2012

Art Festivals
Trout Lake Arts Festival, Trout Lake, WA 2006 - 2008
**2006 Jury Winner for the advertising poster for 2007.

Commissioned work
Full Sail Brewing Co., Hood River- outdoor mural 80’ tall (public) 2006
Isthmus Sailboards, Hood River- custom steel signage 2007
Dr. Taylor, Private collection 12’ sculpture Hood River OR. 2007
Braby, Private collection 7’6” sculpture, Hillsborough CA 2007
Luhr Jensen complete (public) Sculpture Park, park plans, execution
and nine monumental sculptures. Hood River OR (public) 2008
Felton, Private collection 14’ Sculpture Lake Oswego OR. 2008
Neilson&Sons development Bend OR. 12’ abstract sculpture (public) 2008
Parigian, Private collection 16’ sculpture, Bend OR 2008
Jensen, Private Collection 6’ Sculpture, Hood River, OR 2008
Braby, Private collection 9’ sculpture, Hillsborough CA 2009
City Of Bremerton WA. 3 sculptures for (public) art (public) 2009
Bellas Art Supply, OR large custom metal sign (public) 2009
Song, Private collection 10’5” sculpture Bellingham WA 2010
Dewald, Private collection 10’ sculpture Hillsborough CA 2010
Dewald, Private collection 18’ sculpture Hillsborough CA 2010
Bethel Congregational Church 18’ Sculpture White Salmon WA. (public) 2010
Parigian, Private collection 5’ sculpture, Bend OR 2011
Song, Private collection 9’6” sculpture Bellingham WA. 2011
Bend OR. Art in (public) places Finalist Pine Ridge Nursery 2011
City OF Moscow ID. Wren Garden Finalist 2011
City of Snoqualmie WA. 20’ work Community Center YWCA (public) 2011
Reiser, Private collection 10’ sculpture Beaverton, OR. 2012
Reiser, Private collection 5’ sculpture Beaverton, OR. 2012
City Of Kennewick WA. 18’ Southridge traffic circle 1 (public) 2012
City of Kennewick WA. 12’ X 50’ Southridge traffic circle 2 (public) 2012
City of Kennewick WA. 20’ Southridge traffic circle 3 (public) 2012
City of Coeur D ‘Alene ID Education Corridor 12’ Work (public) 2012
Kolota Private collection 10’ kinetic work Tucson AZ 2012
Salem – Keizer Transit station finalist large scale (public) work 2012
City of Auburn WA. Lea Hill (public) art project finalist 2012
Palo Alto Hoover park finalist (public) art project 2012
City of San Ramon, San Ramon Sports Park CA. (public) 2013
Bright School Centennial (public) project, Chattanooga TN. (public) 2013
Richland Wa. John Dam Plaza (public) 2013
City of Couer d`Alene ID. finalist for 4th street round-about (public) 2013
See Art Orlando. Orlando FL. 25` Sculpture "Centered" (public) 2013
Red Bull Skates space, Seatttle Wa. 23` skatable (public) art (public) 2013
Edmonds Wa, Five Corners round about, 14` sculpture (public) 2014
Hood River Parks and Rec. artistic info signs!! (public) 2014

Artist Statement of Chris Rench

"It is my desire to use the forms shapes and objects I find in nature and apply them to my work with sculpture. The organic lines and forms once connected enhance a natural setting and bring to the viewer a moment of pause to reflect and absorb what they see. I hope all of my sculptures are presented in spaces that would allow the viewer to walk around and notice how every angle changes within the piece and the place it resides. Sculpture has the ability of dimension much like a towering tree, a weathered snag, or a boulder at the edge of stream; this dimension brings with it the feeling of life. Sculptures are alive in outdoor settings, always changing with the sun, their surroundings, the seasons, the gardens and some with the natural aging process.

Working with metal is not glamorous, it is dirty, industrial and physically demanding yet, I find it personally rewarding. The personalities of metal are strong, masculine and raw each piece takes those qualities and wears them differently.

As an industrial designer for the past 13 years I was limited to the confines of the corporate world and what the market demanded. Now, colors, forms, and scale roam freely in my mind and are only limited by the mediums that I choose.

Stop, inspect, breathe and enjoy sculpture...

C.J. Rench.

Awards and Prizes of Chris Rench

Over 27 large-scale public art instillations in over 10 states.

Best in Show La Quinta 2014

Public Works of Chris Rench

Constellations 1 - The City of Bremerton, Washington USA
Catch The Spirit - Bethel Congregational Church, White Salmon WA. USA
Luhr Jenson Sculpture park, Hood River Oregon USA 9 works
"River Dance" Full Sail Brewing Hood River Oregon.
"Immaterial" Neuman builders, Bend Oregon.

Publications / Media / Bibliography of Chris Rench

Beaverton 2010 Oregonian
Columbia Art Center Award
Atomic Ranch Magazine 2010
Lake Oswego 2009
International Sculpture Exhibition 09
Willow Gallery 2008
Trout Lake 2007

Influences / Inspiration of Chris Rench

Lee Kelly
Alexander Calder
Isamu Noguchi.

Price Range of Work

Chris Rench's work has a price range from £12,427 to £50,934

Mediums utilised

Chris Rench's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Chris Rench's work is found in the following categories on site:
Abstract Contemporary or Modern Outdoor Outside Exterior Garden / Yard Sculptures Statues statuary (9)
Public Art Sculpture (5)
Abstract Modern Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines statuary both Indoor Or outside (5)
Repetitive Form / Shape Abstract Sculptures / Statues (4)
Modern Abstract Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures or Statues or statuettes or statuary (4)
Painted Coloured Tinted Patinated Enamelled Sculptures Statues statuettes (4)
Minimalist Understated Abstract Contemporary Sculpture statuary statuettes (4)
Monumental Sculptures (4)
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures (4)
Stainless Steel Abstract Contemporary Modern Sculpture (3)
Fabricated Metal Abstract sculpture (3)
Flamboyant Colourful Exuberant Exotic Gaudy Gorgeous Dedcorative Vivid Brightly Coloured Spectacular Sculptures (2)
Kinetic or Mobile Sculpture or Statue (2)
Stylized People Sculptures
Human Form: Abstract Sculptures
Happiness / Joy / Exuberance / Wild Pleasure sculpture
Children Child Babies Infants Toddlers Kids Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines
Abstract Contemporary or Modern Large Public Art sculpture Statues statuary
Figurative Abstract Modern or Contemporary Sculptures Statues statuary statuettes figurines
Abstract Loop Indoor and Outside Sculptures / Statues / statuettes
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